Carolina Orsini

Carolina Orsini


  • Provenance research, The role of museums, Colonial legacy

  • Mailand (Italy)

Carolina Orsini is an archaeologist, specialized in archaeology at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and received her doctor at the University of Bologna with a thesis on archaeology of the Sierra de Ancash (Peru).

Since 2003 she is senior conservator of the archaeological and ethnographic collections of the City of Milan, on display at the Museum of Cultures, in which he has curated the permanent exhibition and is responsible for the new presentation of the collection and the catalogue.

In addition to the activity of care and enhancement of the collections, she has devised and promoted several public programs for the accessibility of the museum's heritage, especially from an intercultural point of view.

Since 1998 she has been conducting field research in Peru and Argentina with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, collaborating with numerous local research institutes.

He works with the Armed Forces, as well as with several Italian courts to combat and prevent the illicit trafficking of American archaeological goods in Italy.

Since 2009 she has been on the board of directors of the Passaré Foundation for the Promotion of the Primary Arts. Since 2019 she is on the international advisory board of the journal Scientific Museumology and is member of the board of the International Committee of Pre-Columbian Textiles.

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